7:30 PM, 22nd March, 2023
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WTIH THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA
In 19th century Macedonia, 16-year-old Nevena (Sara Klimoska) is abducted by a 200-year-old witch, who transforms her into one of her own kind. When she is abandoned in the woods, Nevena accidentally kills a peasant woman (Noomi Rapace) and assumes her shape. Enraptured by the wonders and hardships of life, Nevena continues to kill and inhabit both female and male villagers as she learns to treasure the range of human experience.
A poetically supernatural story steeped in Macedonian folklore, this film from Macedonia-born Australian director Goran Stolevski was selected as Australia’s entry into the Best International Film Oscar race in 2023.